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Watch: President Obama Discusses ‘War on Drugs’ With ‘The Wire’ Creator

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By Diamond 2:43 pm March 27, 2015 President Obama sat down with The Wire creator, David Simon, to discuss the hidden costs of the war on drugs. Take a look below: Photo: White House/Youtube

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Rudy Giuliani: I’m Not Racist, President Obama’s Mother Was White

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By Diamond 6:21 pm February 20, 2015 Facing criticism from stating that President Obama doesn’t love America, Giuliani countered by saying that his statement wasn’t racist because President Obama’s mother was white. From the New York Times: “Some people thought it was racist — I thought that was a joke, since he was brought up […]

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Two leaders, different styles

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:12 pm August 20, 2014 The following post was published in the New York Times. It was written by Peter Baker and Matt Apuzzo.  By:  Peter Baker and Matt Apuzzo The two men in open-collar shirts sat facing each other, papers and a BlackBerry strewn on a coffee table, sober looks on both […]

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School of Thought

By Summer M. 8:00 am November 25, 2013 Last week, The Wall Street Journal was the first to report on the Obama Administration’s latest initiative. Not to be outdone by The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the administration has announced a sequel of its own featuring children competing. The POTUS et. al. has ponied up an addition $100 […]

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Kanye to Obama: ‘Don’t mention my baby mama’s name cuz we both from Chicago’

Kanye West has a message for the president. In response to Obama referring to him as a “jackass” in 2009 for interrupting Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards to praise Beyonce, West said that Obama “shouldn’t mention my baby mama name.”

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Summer M.’s Finals Week

By Summer M. 9:02 am December 3, 2012 For many, today marks the beginnings of finals week, a slew of tests given at the end of the semester wherein students attempt to coherently regurgitate everything they learned last night while cramming. In this tradition, I’d like to assign several essay questions to a few folks […]

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Candid Camera: The Truth About Political Campaigns

By Summer M. 8:05 am September 24, 2012 Mitt Romney had a tough week. He spent most of last week responding to the Mother Jones video of him talking to a crowd at a $50,000 a plate dinner about how nearly half of Americans are dependent on the government, among other things. A couple of days […]

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A(nother) Modest Proposal

By Summer M. 8:00 am May 14, 2012 To every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Example: Queen Latifah agrees to headline Long Beach’s gay pride festival; North Carolina passes Amendment One. Simple Newton, really. While many LGBT advocates assuaged North Carolina’s “Um, no” response to their “We’re just like you–except gay” claim by calling Obama’s […]

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Women’s Her-story Moment: Why Do Black Women Swoon over President Barack Obama? Desperation?

By Fallon 10:02 am March 16, 2012 Now that it is Women’s Her-story month I thought I would stoke the fires with a blog about something many black women would have a problem with, but something I need to write and have been thinking about for some time . . . our love for President […]

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VIDEO: Obama Campaign Calls Out Koch Brothers In New TV Ad

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The Obama Reelection Capmaign has unleashed their first television ad of the 2012 election season. Dealing largely with Obama’s record on clean energy and ethics, the 30-second spot is also notable for calling out the Koch Brothers. Check it out at BlackYouthProject.com!

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